When Ernestine Smith moved to California, she reinvented herself as Taffeta— so successfully that she’s now the leader of the most popular clique at La Cambria Middle School. That is, until she’s caught cheating off brilliant but geeky Winslow Fromes and her teacher gives her the option of a fresh start. What Taffeta doesn’t realize is that Mr. Dribble can magically turn her back into Ernestine. The only way to become Taffeta again is to dance with Winslow at the Winterfest dance, but even Winslow wants nothing to do with a loser like Ernestine. Unexpected story twists and an accessible, cinematic style make H. B. Homzie’s first tween novel a perfect M!X book.
“I liked this book because it shows that what goes around does come back around. The ending was great because it was sneaky and I would never think of that!” -Anchorage Schools book blog
“This is a roller-coaster ride through the days and nights of a girl and her ever-changing pals that is funny throughout. The kids thread their way through the relationship landmines that can go off any second at school or home. Favorite quotations from the book: ‘She looks like a Russian nesting doll.’, ‘Our school is a place where you have to grow your own granola and eat it for lunch.’, ‘Petra is skilled with product.’ – Bookseed Studio